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    • Former MSE Wendy
    • By Former MSE Wendy 3rd Jun 08, 4:43 PM
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    MONEY MORAL DILEMMA. Would you contribute to the cost of repair?
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 4:43 PM
    MONEY MORAL DILEMMA. Would you contribute to the cost of repair? 3rd Jun 08 at 4:43 PM
    Here's this week's hypothetical situation for you to cogitate on:

    Would you contribute to the cost of repair?

    You are going on holiday with a group of three friends and decide to hire a car between you so that you can go out and explore the island. Only one of your friends drives and has agreed to hire the car in their name and do all the driving whilst away. Unfortunately, whilst trying to park in a particularly busy spot your friend backs into a lamppost and causes £500 worth of damage to the car. As it's under the excess this is charged straight to his credit card. Would you contribute to the cost of repair?

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    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 03-06-2008 at 5:38 PM.
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    • LittleVoice
    • By LittleVoice 3rd Jun 08, 9:43 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 9:43 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 9:43 PM
    Yes, I'd pay a quarter. No dilemma.
  • Incisor
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 10:47 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 10:47 PM
    Yes, I'd pay a quarter. No dilemma.
    Originally posted by LittleVoice
    Me too. ........
  • smithcvs
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 10:52 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 10:52 PM
    Yes, no problem, I would contribute.
    • hethmar
    • By hethmar 3rd Jun 08, 11:25 PM
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    • #5
    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:25 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:25 PM
    Of course you should! You are sharing the hire of the car, so you share the responsibilities -
  • jonven
    • #6
    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:26 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:26 PM
    Yes I'd have to pay a share of it, we were all using the car it wouldn't be fair to leave the cost to one
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    • auntymabel
    • By auntymabel 3rd Jun 08, 11:37 PM
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    • #7
    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:37 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:37 PM
    Yes - he's driving on behalf of all the people in the car.
    • Clueless969
    • By Clueless969 3rd Jun 08, 11:56 PM
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    • #8
    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:56 PM
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    • 3rd Jun 08, 11:56 PM
    If we were all together on the drive when the accident happened then a full share.

    Under any other circumstances, it would depend on those circumstances.
    • pezza88
    • By pezza88 4th Jun 08, 12:12 AM
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    • #9
    • 4th Jun 08, 12:12 AM
    Definately, unless...
    • #9
    • 4th Jun 08, 12:12 AM
    I think you would have to share the cost unless the accident was a result of unreasonable carelessness. A bump in a car-park seems like an unfortunate accident and you can't leave the driver to foot the bill!
    • baffcat
    • By baffcat 4th Jun 08, 12:52 AM
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    Yes
    Yes, I'd help pay.
    Exclamation and question marks - ONE exclamation mark or question mark is sufficient to exclaim or ask about something. More than one just makes you look/sound like a prat.
    Should OF, would OF
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  • frx209
    Yes I would definitely pay my share. To have a driver for the holiday would be great and then to expect him/her to pay out for damage is out of order.

    Not quite the same thing, but we went on holiday with another couple to Spain and both us men agreed to share the driving, when we got to the rental desk and it came to filling out the forms, he suddenly decided he would not drive and it was all down to me. Would have loved some help.

    But he was a rubbish driver anyway!!!

    Chris
    Last edited by frx209; 04-06-2008 at 1:07 AM. Reason: spelling mistake
    • shellsuit
    • By shellsuit 4th Jun 08, 1:05 AM
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    Count me in with a Yes too!
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    • Thunderbird
    • By Thunderbird 4th Jun 08, 1:13 AM
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    Yes, I would pay my share.
    • Gorf123
    • By Gorf123 4th Jun 08, 1:16 AM
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    I'd make the driver pay if he'd being driving like an idiot and I'd said so and I were not a driver myself. Otherwise, I'd contribute some or all of my share.
    • teedy23
    • By teedy23 4th Jun 08, 1:18 AM
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    I,d pay up too, but he,d never hear the end of it.
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  • nancy2007
    Oh yes I would definitely pay because one of us should have helped him park the car in such a busy spot.
    • tallgirld
    • By tallgirld 4th Jun 08, 7:44 AM
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    Yeah I would help pay for it. Wouldn't hire a car with them again though!!!
  • MenstrieBen
    No question, I'd be paying my share and did when something simalar happened!
    • gaily
    • By gaily 4th Jun 08, 8:05 AM
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    Not really a dilemma - I think we're all heading in the same direction.

    I'd pay - especially if it meant I had a driver all holiday. As a driver myself, I know how annoying it can be to be relied on to stay sober / pick people up / generally act like an unpaid taxi.

    If the driver hadn't hired the car, then it would've cost a lot more in taxis buses etc all holiday - highly inconvenient
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    • luxor4t
    • By luxor4t 4th Jun 08, 8:49 AM
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    luxor4t
    Yes I would too and I think most people would given that the group have agreed to hire the car so they can enjoy the holiday. Presumably they are sharing the hire costs etc already too.

    Now if people we had become friendly with at the hotel had invited us for a drive in the car they had already hired and this then happened it would be different!
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